Posts Tagged ‘Japantown’

Benkyodo’s slogan reads, “Confections that win affections,” and they’ve definitely won me over many times. The Japanese confectionery specializes in fresh mochi and manju, which are made daily by hand. It’s easy to confuse mochi for manju, but the difference is actually pretty simple: Mochi – a sticky rice cake that is made from pounding steamed mochi […]


Being that my ethnicity is that of somewhere in or around Asia and the Pacific Rim (I still don’t know if I’m Asian, Pacific Islander, or just Filipino, but that’s never on any forms), I like to think that I’m quite familiar with the social behavior of peers in my generation. One such defining behavior […]


This weekend, April 11-22, is the 42nd Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. Over 20,000 people attend this even every year, and it’s a great way to spend the day with the whole family. The Street Fair will include a food bazaar, featuring traditional Japanese cuisine and cooking demonstrations, a Japanese traditional arts and […]


Playground is the type of place where you can go with no purpose and end up having a great night out. It may be in Japantown, but it is all Korean. By trade, it’s a Korean restaurant, bar, and karaoke lounge. By reputation, it’s whatever you want it to be. The fact that it’s three […]